Hungry to cook, and eat

The rhododendrons in front of the house are cheerful and beautiful. The sun is out and the sky is immensely blue. We waited for it and we now have it. In all of its glory.


I feel so much better!

Thank you for your kind words. The past month was quite a challenging ride! But I am back smiling in the kitchen. Thankfully.

Busy tossing flours, whipping eggs and stewing fruit. A bit of this and that. Making nutritious summery salads and vegetable tarts. Clafoutis and fruit muffins. Feeling very French in my cooking. Somehow even more.

So tell me, are you hungry too? Because I have recipes for you. Waiting.


  1. Bea – I’m so happy to hear that you’re back, full steam ahead. I just love reading about your recipes and getting inspired by your gorgeous photography.

  2. Welcome back, for good! 🙂 Looking forward to reading more stories and discovering new recipes.

  3. So happy you’re feeling better. We’ve missed you and your wonderful posts, always have an appetite for them 🙂

  4. I’m so happy you’re feeling better. Soon enough, there will be cherries on my counter wanting to be baked into one of your special recipes.

  5. Glad you are on the mend 🙂 The lovely garlic from your last post must’ve helped! Looking forward to new recipes and posts from you

  6. Bea very nice photos and recipes i love to try this one too. But, i need to know what your Lenses are? Can you share with me? Thanks

  7. Bea, So thrilled to hear that you are doing better! We’ve missed you and your glorious postings! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us. Blessings to you and your beautiful family… ~rose

  8. Great to have you back. I’ve missed your posts. Stay well!

  9. Oh wow, hearing from you made the day that much sweeter! Glad you’re well and back in the kitchen. Happy that it’s Spring somewhere. I’m still wearing layers, making soups – my tulips bloomed just this week! Can’t wait to see what you’ve been cooking/baking, especially since you’re feeling very French. All the best.

  10. Je découvre votre blog aujourd’hui même!! Une révélation!!! Que de belles photos qui mettent en appétit, qui sentent bon la vie simple de qualité.

    It’s going to be hard to leave the computer screen, wanting to read all your posts and study your recipes…. now which one will I make first?????

    Sorry to read you weren’t well, but happy to read you are on the mend!!

    Soignez vous bien vous et votre famille si précieuse!!!

    A bientôt!!

    (une franco-américaine vivant en france maintenant)

  11. So glad you’re well, and that you are feeling better so you can cook and bake again! Can’t wait to see new photos and new recipes.. salut de Croatie ;))

  12. Happy to hear you are better! You have been missed. I made your cherry clafoutis yesterday and my whole family loved it. So I really can’t wait for a new delicious inspiring recipe from you.
    But now I’m off to buy some herb pots and flowers from the market to my summer balcony.

  13. Are you kidding, hungry? I missed you and your wonderful recipes

  14. Dear Béa,
    Bienvenue chez toi!!
    Je suis trés heureux de savoir que tu vas bien 🙂
    You have been missed, I just love reading about your recipes and see your gorgeous pictures.
    Un abrazo desde Mexico

  15. Starving !
    And yes, I’m craving for new recipes !!

    Welcome back Bea, good to now you’re ok!

  16. Chic! Tu es de retour et apparemment débordante d’énergie! J’attends les recettes de pieds fermes (et les photos, tjs pleines de couleurs et de vie!)
    A presto!!

  17. Bea, lovely that you are back and in good health. without health likes is very gloomy. Bring on your delicious creations.

  18. so glad you’re feeling better, bea! i’ve been missing your gorgeous photos, delicious recipes and beautiful writing. can’t wait to see what you’ve got up your sleeve!

  19. Good that you are feeling better!

    btw, your last 2 posts did not update to Google Reader. I unsubscribed and subscribed to your blog twice via GR to try to fix it but the last 2 posts are not showing up. Not sure if I am the only one with this problem.

  20. love the rhododendrons! so bright and cheerful… i’ve been missing your posts, can’t wait for more soon!

  21. So happy you are back, healthy and …hungry!
    I love your posts and I’ve been missing them!
    May summer breezes bring you happiness and peace,
    looking forward to your new ideas and beutiful images….

  22. Glad you are back and yes I’m hungry I always love your recipes and pics and look forward to the new ones.

  23. I’m glad you are feeling better! I missed your posts, but do take it easy and take time to enjoy the sun.

  24. Dear Bea,
    I really missed your posts and happy you’re good and back with the most superb recipes and pictures 🙂